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12-02-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 856
Posted By blamester

It can easily sound different with no load. If...

It can easily sound different with no load.
If it doesn't do anything unusual when you ride it then it is fine.
12-02-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By blamester

If you have serviced and inspected it and it...

If you have serviced and inspected it and it isn't noticeable when you ride the bike I would say it is fine.
Everything wears out. Keep serviceing it and wait till it is properly worn or noticeable...
11-25-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By blamester

I have used custom cassettes and no issues with...

I have used custom cassettes and no issues with shifting. I mixed 10 speed , 11 speed cogs and different brands and it never made a whole lot of difference.
You can also just file down the long tab...
08-11-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By blamester

This and just keep an eye on them. They won't...

This and just keep an eye on them. They won't unwind all the way with out you noticing.
How experienced was the mech?
06-24-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By blamester

Open it up and see what's going on first.

Open it up and see what's going on first.
06-24-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 673
Posted By blamester

Does the brake work? Does it work the same as...

Does the brake work?
Does it work the same as the front.
Push on the bike and apply the brake. Let it go see does it open cleanly
If it's good ride slow and try it.
Keep testing till your sure....
06-22-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By blamester

You gotta take it off. You should be able where...

You gotta take it off.
You should be able where see where is binding.
And then figure out what to do.
It could be the free hub like was said above or a missing spacer.
But once you take it out...
06-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By blamester

Yeah it can be done. The problem is the ramps...

Yeah it can be done.
The problem is the ramps not lining up.
I am going to add a cog to mine cassette.
I'm only using six of nine but I'm going to seven.
​​​​​​But I will file down the long...
06-14-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By blamester

Setting up brakes is not actually intuitive. A...

Setting up brakes is not actually intuitive.
A close pad distance is not always best.
You can figure out the best distance for you.
Do a little testing at different distances.
In the beginning...
06-14-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By blamester

Like another poster said the wheel won't fail...

Like another poster said the wheel won't fail dramatically unless you hit something.
​​​​​​You will know when you ride it how it feels.
And if the wheels can't handle the weight neither will the...
06-13-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,484
Posted By blamester

Those brakes should work fine. Lots of people...

Those brakes should work fine.
Lots of people use them very successfully.
Is the bike the wrong size or are the levers positioned badly.
It could also be you have the pads to close to the rim so...
06-10-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,652
Posted By blamester

Dual pivots are designed to work best with aero...

Dual pivots are designed to work best with aero levers.
Single pivots work best with non aero levers.
Neither generation of engineers where illiterate.
The cable entry changed so the caliper had...
05-27-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,495
Posted By blamester

The brake calipers are excellent if you use the...

The brake calipers are excellent if you use the correct long pull levers.
They will work ok with short pull or sti but not optimal.
05-25-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,538
Posted By blamester

Try it. You might not like it anyway. But you...

Try it.
You might not like it anyway.
But you won't know till you do.
I would start with cheap bars and check the fit before going any further.
Or just get a cheap hybrid.
See if you like it....
05-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By blamester

How old is the bike? If it is 80s or 90s...

How old is the bike?
If it is 80s or 90s generally it can be made work.
If its older than that it can be more trouble.
Simplest is get a seven speed wheel and a new chain.
Or buy a groupset...
05-13-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
Posted By blamester

I use trail running shoes or barefoot running...

I use trail running shoes or barefoot running shoes.
How much power do you gain from a carbon sole? And where does that energy go if you use running shoes, back up into your leg.
My foot is...
05-10-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,475
Posted By blamester

What if you had bought it new from the shop? I...

What if you had bought it new from the shop?
I use them.
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04-24-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By blamester

That's a good recommendation. Next time I'm...

That's a good recommendation. Next time I'm buying outers I will get some. Nuthin to lose.
04-24-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By blamester

It depends on how fine an adjustment it takes to...

It depends on how fine an adjustment it takes to get good brakes.
If the brakes are fine what's the point.
If this is to cure a problem and it works then fine.
But if I thought my brakes needed...
03-27-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,119
Posted By blamester

Warm it up a bit.

Warm it up a bit.
02-17-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​Yep. I do laugh at these modern perceptions...

​​​​​​Yep. I do laugh at these modern perceptions of older bikes and how riders are in a more aero position these days. Like nobody could figure out a good position before 1995. The position didn't...
02-16-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By blamester

Agree. Nonsense video.

Agree. Nonsense video.
02-16-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By blamester

Use a spacer as a guide. Put it between the cogs...

Use a spacer as a guide. Put it between the cogs to determine the speeds. And then trial and error with the loose cogs
If it shifts good it's good.
02-16-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 776
Posted By blamester

Move it and see if it's better. If it's not put...

Move it and see if it's better. If it's not put it back.
02-09-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 892
Posted By blamester

No need to remove the dust covers Open them up...

No need to remove the dust covers
Open them up a little first and see do they actually need a service.
If they spin good and there is grease in there then they are fine. Put them back together.
01-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​Well basically I think you have two...

​​​​​​Well basically I think you have two options.
Simplest is swap in a dual pivot and that should work better with your current lever.
Or try a long pull lever which is basically a non aero lever...
01-26-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By blamester

[QUOTE=Mushrooom;22382214]I almost never ride on...

[QUOTE=Mushrooom;22382214]I almost never ride on the hoods. Somehow I never thought of riding on the hoods when I got my first road bike a very long time ago, and so I got used to only riding on the...
01-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 69,836
Posted By blamester

Very nice. Is it 1 1/8 steerer? Cheers

Very nice. Is it 1 1/8 steerer?
Cheers
01-19-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By blamester

From the photo it doesn't seem to look like the...

From the photo it doesn't seem to look like the cable is routed correctly. The cable seems to be at an angle coming into the pinch bolt.
​​​​​​If pad distance is close try a longer distance.
I...
01-19-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By blamester

I have used 10 and 11 or 9 speed sprockets with 7...

I have used 10 and 11 or 9 speed sprockets with 7 or 8 speed spacers and it worked perfectly fine with friction. But less reliable in index mode.
Basically any combo of sprocket with the right...
01-11-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By blamester

Do it and see if you like it. ​​​​You can...

Do it and see if you like it.
​​​​You can always put it back the way it was if you don't like it.
11-28-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By blamester

Check the washer is not attached to the shifter....

Check the washer is not attached to the shifter. They can be stuck in there. And the washer on the black plastic part can be stuck to it too.
Worth checking, I have these at home and I thought I was...
11-27-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By blamester

If you can, go to a bike shop. Tell them you want...

If you can, go to a bike shop. Tell them you want fatter tyres. See what they say.
11-26-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By blamester

I left a threadless stem outside overnight on a...

I left a threadless stem outside overnight on a garden chair. After I installed it there was a quiet muffled knocking on bumpy roads.
I spent ages checking everything. Eventually narrowed it down...
11-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By blamester

Put it in by hand as far as you can. Check it is...

Put it in by hand as far as you can. Check it is square. If it is use a tool and slowly wind it In.
Keep checking it is square and that it doesn't tighten up more as you wind it in.
A tight thread...
11-21-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,309
Posted By blamester

I won't use aero levers again. Shimano 1050...

I won't use aero levers again.
Shimano 1050 brake levers and 7400 single pivots are the best brakes I have ever used.
Modern cables and pads.
One finger at any speed. You can switch hands and...
11-15-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By blamester

The gap doesn't matter if the brakes work. The...

The gap doesn't matter if the brakes work.
The gap is dependent on hand size, comfortably pulling the lever and how much power you need.
If they don't work the gap is wrong.
11-12-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By blamester

How bad are they? If you are still riding...

How bad are they?
If you are still riding without with no problems just wait till they get them.
Or order some yourself and bring them to the lbs.
11-06-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By blamester

It can't be be that slippy. Either you are not...

It can't be be that slippy.
Either you are not tightening the bolt enough or the cable and pinch bolt are in the wrong position.
Or the outer is pulling thru somewhere.
11-04-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By blamester

Yep, that would do the trick.

Yep, that would do the trick.
11-03-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By blamester

Witness mark is where something has rubbed. In...

Witness mark is where something has rubbed.
In your case witness marks would show high spots.
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11-03-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By blamester

Check the cable routing. Has it twisted or...

Check the cable routing. Has it twisted or snagged. Spray Wd40 where the cable comes out of the outer cable. Tiny sprays no dripping. Let it soak up it.
Do the same to any pivot points.
That's a...
11-02-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By blamester

If you order a custom frame it would have to be...

If you order a custom frame it would have to be ready to build when you got it or it was unfinished.
The frame in the pic I would use old steel bearing cups of the right thread and pitch to chase...
11-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7,402
Views: 3,382,574
Posted By blamester

Too really know you will have too ride it as is...

Too really know you will have too ride it as is and try a shorter one one as well.
It's worth doing just to see.
I tried different lengths just to see and by accident I found a length that let's...
10-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By blamester

How standardised are the machines? Why are the...

How standardised are the machines?
Why are the wheels canted?
Is it for steering and stability?
Or to get a good push or both?
Can you feel the tyre deflecting?
That's the where I would be...
10-31-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By blamester

You could dish the wheel so that the push and...

You could dish the wheel so that the push and subsequent bending put the wheel in the correct plane.
Do you have special tyres? Do they run square with the wheel or the road.
10-31-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By blamester

This. Try different levers. Different leverge...

This. Try different levers. Different leverge different body length, different blade lenghs/shape. A good sturdy long pull lever gives very fine control so long as you don't run out of room to pull...
10-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By blamester

It actually worth just tryng different levers. ...

It actually worth just tryng different levers.
Look at pics and find one with different pivot points.
Some combinations are better for you than they are for someone else.
And you will know...
10-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By blamester

Try lubing it without removing it first. You...

Try lubing it without removing it first.
You will know very quickly if it works or not.
10-28-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By blamester

Is it having an effect on the bike? If it does...

Is it having an effect on the bike?
If it does then it needs fixing.
If not what's the problem?
Is it just because you saw it that its a problem.
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